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School-Site Administrators: A California County and Regional Perspective on Labor Market Trends

By Melissa Eiler White, Tony Fong, Reino Makkonen


This report by the Regional Educational Laboratory West at WestEd explores the differences among California’s counties and regions in their need for new school-site administrators in the coming decade, as driven by a combination of projected administrator retirements and projected student enrollment changes.

In addition, the report provides estimates of the percentage of school-site administrators—principals and vice principals—that will need to be replaced by the next decade. For example, the authors estimate that over the next decade, the need for new school-site administrators ranges between 9 percent and 71 percent of counties’ current workforces, with the highest need counties generally in the Central Valley and Inland Empire regions.

A short summary of the report is also available.

Additional information from REL West is available at Information about the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) system and other REL publications can be found at the National Regional Educational Laboratory Program website.

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Copyright: 2010
Format: PDF
Pages: 44
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences